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Best Books For 6 Year Olds

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The Book with No Pictures
B. J. Novak - 2014-09-30
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A book with no pictures? What could be fun about that?After all, if a book has no pictures, there's nothing to look at but the words on the page. Words that might make you say silly sounds... In ridiculous voices...Hey, what kind of book is this, anyway?At once disarmingly simple and ingeniously imaginative, The Book With No Pictures inspires laugh...
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We Are in a Book!
Mo Willems - 2010-09-14
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Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.Gerald and Piggie are best friends.In We Are in a Book! Gerald and Piggie discover the joy of being read. But what will happen when the book ends?Using vocabulary perfect for beginning readers (and vetted by an early-learning specialist), Mo Willems has crafted a mind-bending ...
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The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt - 2013-06-27
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Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: We quit!Beige is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown. Blue needs a break from coloring all that water, while Pink just wants to be used. Green has no complaints, but Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking to each other. Wha...
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Ada Twist, Scientist
Andrea Beaty - 2016-09-06
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Scientist Ada has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the source. What would you do with a problem like this? Not afraid of failure, Ada emba...
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Emily Chang
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We Don't Eat Our Classmates
Ryan T. Higgins - 2018-06-19
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Penelope the dinosaur starts school, but it’s hard to make friends when her classmates are so delicious!It’s the first day of school for Penelope Rex, and she can’t wait to meet her classmates. But it’s hard to make human friends when they’re so darn delicious! That is, until Penelope gets a taste of her own medicine and finds she may not be at the...
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Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
Mo Willems - 2003-01-01
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When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place—a pigeon! But you've never met one like this before. As he pleads, wheedles, and begs his way through the book, children will love being able to answer back and decide his fate. In his hilarious picture book debut, popular cartoonist Mo Willems pe...
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Julián Is a Mermaid
Jessica Love - 2018-04-23
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In an exuberant picture book, a glimpse of costumed mermaids leaves one boy flooded with wonder and ready to dazzle the world.While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela one day, Julián notices three women spectacularly dressed up. Their hair billows in brilliant hues, their dresses end in fishtails, and their joy fills the train car...
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Neil Gaiman
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The Day the Crayons Came Home
Drew Daywalt - 2015-08-18
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The companion to the #1 blockbuster bestseller, The Day the Crayons Quit! I'm not sure what it is about this kid Duncan, but his crayons sure are a colorful bunch of characters! Having soothed the hurt feelings of one group who threatened to quit, Duncan now faces a whole new group of crayons asking to be rescued. From Maroon Crayon, who was lost b...
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Bob Books Set 2
Advancing Beginners
Bobby Lynn Maslen - 2014-01-02 (first published in 2000)
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The books in Bob Books Set 2 - Advancing Beginners provide your new reader with more material at the beginning level. These twelve stories in mostly three-letter words build confidence for the very youngest readers. Simple text combined with slightly longer stories builds reading stamina. Elements of humor and surprise keep children’s interest high...
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Unicorn of the Sea (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #1)
Ben Clanton - 2016-10-04
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Narwhal is a happy-go-lucky narwhal. Jelly is a no-nonsense jellyfish. The two might not have a lot in common, but they do they love waffles, parties and adventures. Join Narwhal and Jelly as they discover the whole wide ocean together....
Awesome Jokes That Every 6 Year Old Should Know! by Mat Waugh
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale
Actual Size by Steve Jenkins
My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
Bink and Gollie by Kate Dicamillo
Waiting Is Not Easy! by Mo Willems
Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña
I Like Myself! by Karen Beaumont
Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty
Dog Man by Dav Pilkey
Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
Bob Books, Set 1 by Bobby Lynn Maslen
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
We're Different, We're the Same by Bobbi Kates
Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel
Junie B. Jones's First Boxed Set Ever! by Barbara Park
Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
Gaston by Kelly Dipucchio
Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? by Dr. Seuss
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Boy Who Grew Dragons by Andy Shepherd
Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt by Ben Clanton
I am Martin Luther King, Jr. by Brad Meltzer
Bob Books Set 3 by Bobby Lynn Maslen
National Geographic Readers by Laura Marsh
Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon
Bob Books Set 4 by Bobby Lynn Maslen
Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol
Rain Before Rainbows by Smriti Prasadam-Halls
Fly Guy Presents by Tedd Arnold
Penny and Her Marble by Kevin Henkes
See the Cat by David Larochelle
Timmy on the Toilet by Peta Lemon
The Dinosaur's Diary by Julia Donaldson
Dear Hound by Jill Murphy
The Puffin Book of Stories for Six-year-olds by Wendy Cooling
I Can Read! Oxford Poetry for 6 Year Olds by Fellow and Tutor In Philosophy John Foster
Doggy Defenders by National Geographic Kids
DK Readers L2 by Laura Buller
Trouble! by Alan MacDonald
Whispers in the Wind by Deanna Dewey
Midge & Mo by Lara Williamson
TheHatFullofSecrets by Karl Newson
The Kitten Next Door by Holly Webb
Funny Stories for 6 Year Olds by Helen Paiba
Fairy Mom and Me #1 by Sophie Kinsella
Fox & Chick by Sergio Ruzzier